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stir

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stir

  1. 1 a state of noisy, confused activity the plane's first jolt caused a stir among the passengers, and by the third one they were in a panic Synonyms of 1stir ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zooWords Related to 1stir cacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzyNear Antonyms of 1stir calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness

  2. 2 the act or an instance of changing position we were warned that the slightest stir would scare the mother bird so we hardly dared to breathe Synonyms of 1stir motion, move, shift, shifting, stir, stirringWords Related to 1stir dislocation, migration, relocation; locomotion, mobility, motility, motivity; fiddling, fidgeting, squirm, squirming, twitching, wriggling, writhing; flailing, flapping, wavingNear Antonyms of 1stir immobility; inertia, inertness, stillness; cessation, discontinuance, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, pause, shutdown, shutoff, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationAntonyms of 1stir motionlessness


stir

noun, slang

Synonyms and Antonyms of stir

  1. a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody the mule had just got out of stir and was being followed by the feds, who had their sights set on the kingpin of the operation Synonyms of 2stir bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]Words Related to 2stir bull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk(s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training schoolNear Antonyms of 2stir outside


stir

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stir

  1. 1 to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly the recipe says to stir the mixture carefully until it's properly blended Synonyms of stir agitate, churn, swirl, wash, whirl Words Related to stir beat, paddle, whip, whisk; reel, shake, wheel

  2. 2 to change one's position the cat stirred, then opened its eyes and slowly got to its feet Synonyms of stir budge, locomote, shift, moveWords Related to stir fiddle, fidget, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, toss, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writhe; rouseNear Antonyms of stir hang around, remain, stay, stick around, tarry; stabilizeAntonyms of stir freeze, still

  3. 3 to rouse to strong feeling or action news coverage of the fire stirred many to send donations to a fund for the families who had lost their homes Synonyms of stir arouse, encourage, excite, fire (up), impassion, incite, instigate, move, pique, rev (up), spark, stimulate, provokeWords Related to stir fan, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, trigger; activate, animate, drive, energize, galvanize, induce, inspire, key (up), motivate, motive, pump up, quicken, set off, vitalize; abet, ferment, foment, raise, whip (up); anger, enrage, madden, upset; jeer, taunt, tease; aggravate, annoy, bother, exasperate, gall, get, irritate, vexNear Antonyms of stir calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate


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